Jan 20, 2013

Azalea Ravine Contest & Flower Power Challenge

Azalea Ravine Writing Contest

Read (Think) Books, along with Azalea Festival and Palatka Main Street, announces the first annual Azalea Ravine Writing Contest. To enter, submit a story about the people, history and beauty of Putnam County with a $5 donation to the Azalea Festival.


  • Adult: Limit 1000 words
  • Middle School through High School: Limit 500 words
Please submit your story with a title, typed and printed in 12 point type, double-spaced and single-sided, for easy reading,

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category. In addition, each judge will award one "Teacher's Pet" award.

UPDATE: Winners will be notified before the festival and announced during the festival at Read (Think) Books.
All winning entries will be printed in the Ravine, our first Azalea Ravine Contest collection. The Ravine will be available to order during the festival, and will be for sale later in the bookstore. Winners will have the opportunity to present their work alongside local published authors throughout the festival.

Submit your contest entry and $5.00 Azalea Festival donation at Read (Think) Books, 627 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177 by February 8, 2013.

All entries must be the original creation of the submitting author. All rights must be owned by the author and shall remain the property of the author. The author gives permission to the Azalea Festival and Read (Think) Books to publish and display the entry in the Ravine and on the web, if the entry is selected.

Contest entries will not be returned.

Flower Power Writing Challenge

Elementary school teachers can enter a class project with the theme "the people, history and beauty of Putnam County". The entry can be a story, comic book, poem, play, or song. Imagination is encouraged! Each class that submits a project is invited to present their entry during the festival and will receive a certificate of completion, a badge for their class website, and their project displayed at Read (Think) Books. Each reading or performance should take no longer than five minutes.

Submit your (written) class project to Read (Think) Books, 627 St. Johns Avenue in downtown Palatka, by February 25, 2013.

After the festival, class projects can be picked up any time before the end of March by the submitting teacher or school.

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